Review by Joe Sioufi: It is one the events that made me proud to be a Houstonian. I had been to the rodeo every year since I moved to Houston and I lived and noticed the evolution of this event year after year.
The whole energy of the Rodeo event is positive, proud and healthy. This event is getting bigger and better and it is what I can call a celebration of love, life, & country lifestyle. (Watch the video of Reba Mcentire "Because of you" @ Rodeo)
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ was organized for charitable, educational and scientific purposes to encourage and promote the breeding, raising and marketing of better livestock and farm products at public fairs and to promote and maintain research and educational functions within the livestock industry. It is the general policy of the Show to utilize, in the fiscal year subsequent to which it is earned, the excess of its revenue over expenses for the furtherance of its exempt purpose, including the granting and/or funding of scholarships, educational endowments, agricultural research projects and other similar programs and the funding of related capital additions and improvements. The funds of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo are used exclusively to meet necessary expenses for its upkeep and operation and in furtherance of the exempt purpose of the organization.
Since its beginning in 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has committed more than $350 million to scholarships, research, endowments, calf scramble participants, junior show exhibitors, School Art participants, and other educational youth programs. (RodeoHouston.com)
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo starts from March 4th to 23rd, 2014 at the Reliant park.
It's the largest livestock show in the world and one of the largest rodeos.
There is a number of A list country and pop recording artists performing.
More Info @ www.rodeohouston.com